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SER VICE | QUALIT Y | INTEGRIT Y | SUSTAINABILIT Y COMMUNITY

+ OUR STORY + OUR LOCATIONS

DBR provides an alternative to traditional firms by providing better opportunities for our people and as a result, a better experience for our clients.

Founded in 1972, DBR Engineering Consultants, Inc. has evolved into the premier MEP engineering firm in Texas, providing mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering services, as well as building commissioning, integrated technology, and security system consulting.

DBR’s steady growth has been fueled by loyal clients who appreciate our willingness to listen, openminded approach to problem-solving, and relentless commitment to service.

Now, 50 years later, DBR has a team of over 140 professionals in seven cities across the State of Texas. While our history guides our growth, our talented team of consultants are focused on the future. We are helping to create healthy and comfortable environments that will stand the test of time.

BUILDING COMMISSIONING INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGY MEP ENGINEERING SUSTAINABILITY
HOUSTON DALLAS AUSTIN EL PASO SAN ANTONIO MCALLEN LAREDO

DBR designs high-performing facilities that help our clients provide an outstanding product to both guests and the community.

DBR helps to build vibrant communities that embody the spirit and image of their citizens. From the neighborhood library, to local museums and cultural spaces; public buildings help communities tell a story. We are dedicated to elevating the human experience through an integrated design process, actively shaping and enriching the societies we live in, improving awareness, and inspiring a purpose to serve.

DBR designs environments that balance functionality with enduring beauty. Through close collaboration with the client, our engineering teams utilize time-tested tools and methodologies to create an efficient and functional building. Whether remodeling an existing space or planning and creating a brand new facility, we strive for design excellence through innovative, value-driven design solutions and environmental stewardship.

+ PROJECT TYPES + COMMUNITY-FOCUSED

RELIGIOUS/WORSHIP

LIBRARIES

MUSEUMS

COMMUNITY CENTERS

• Understand the unique mission/vision of each client

• Experience working with diverse groups and tight facility budgets

• Derive inspiration from connections to community

• Understand the unique community needs and project impact

• A comprehensive multidisciplinary expertise guides our perspective

• An integrated approach to problem-solving

• Utilize a collaborative design process to create client-centered solutions

• Work with key stakeholders to create a consensus

• Empathize with end-users and building owners

PARKS

THEATERS

Will Meister, PE Partner
Brian Uhlrich, PE, LEED AP, CxA CEO
wmeister@dbrinc.com 713.914.0888
buhlrich@dbrinc.com 210.546.0200
+ COMMUNITY
Will Smith Zoo School | San Antonio, Texas | Lake/Flato Architects | LEED Platinum

THIS AIN’T OUR FIRST RODEO, Y’ALL.

Community projects are a class of engineering design all their own, and they offer challenges that we love to take on. Please take a look at our partial experience listing:

PROJECT LOCATION ARCHITECT SIZE

Boys & Girls Club – Fort Bend County Houston, Texas Kirksey Architecture 16,500 Child Advocates of Fort Bend Rosenberg, Texas Gensler 18,100 City of Orange – Riverfront Park Orange, Texas Studio Red Architects 2,000 Clear Creek Community Church – New Campus Phase I Friendswood, Texas Visioneering Studios 36,000 Epiphany of The Lord Catholic Church – New Education Bldg. Katy, Texas Merriman Holt Powell Architects 48,000 First Presbyterian Church – New Building and Renovation Houston, Texas Gensler 45,000 First United Methodist Church Conroe, Texas Lancaster & Associates 77,000 Haven for Hope – Transformational Center San Antonio, Texas Overland Partners, Inc. 60,000 Healy-Murphy Center San Antonio, Texas LPA Design Studios 50,000 Island Church Galveston Galveston, Texas David Watson, Architect & Associates 56,000 Live Oak Friends Houston, Texas Leslie Elkins Architecture 13,148 New FMB/ADMIN Complex Houston, Texas SMB Group, LLC 30,000 Oblate Seminarian Residences San Antonio, Texas Seventh Generation Design, Inc. 17,825 Palm Valley Church – Youth Facility Mission, Texas Palm Valley Church 36,000 Pearland Shadow Creek Library Pearland, Texas PGAL 39,000 Salvation Army Houston, Texas Studio Red Architects 30,000 San Antonio Museum of Art – Gloria Galt River Landing San Antonio, Texas Overland Partners, Inc. 6,000 San Marcos Community Church San Marcos, Texas Haddon + Cowan Architects 20,000 Seventh Church Christ Scientists Houston, Texas Val Glitsch Architects 12,000 St. Ann Catholic Church – New Classroom Building La Vernia, Texas Abell + Crozier + Davis Architects 11,200 St. Stephens Baptist Church – Austin Austin, Texas Clark Richardson Architects 10,000 St. Theresa Catholic Church – New Building & Renovations Houston, Texas Merriman Holt Powell Architects 35,000 Sugar Land Plaza & Urban Park – Phase I Sugar Land, Texas Clark Condon Associates, Inc. 3.5 acres The Crossing Church The Woodlands, Texas Luna Middleman Architects 43,000 The Woodlands United Methodist Church The Woodlands, Texas Lancaster & Associates 140,000 YMCA – Duncan Pavilion Houston, Texas Joiner Architects 8,602

HOLOCAUST MUSEUM HOUSTON

PGAL

DBR worked with PGAL on the design for the new and improved Holocaust Museum Houston, Lester & Sue Smith Campus, which has officially experienced its grand reopening following the $34 million expansion to the original building in the Museum District. The threestory building clocks in at 57,000 sf of exhibition galleries, classrooms, a café, and an indoor theater. Following the ambitious expansion to the building, the Holocaust Museum Houston now ranks as the fourth largest Holocaust museum in the nation.

MUSEUM 53,000 SF HOUSTON, TEXAS
Post HTX |
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| LEED
Houston, Texas
OMA, Powers Brown Architecture, and Hoerr Scchaudt
Gold

STAR OF HOPE CORNERSTONE CAMPUS

KIRKSEY ARCHITECTURE

After nearly five years of development, the new Star of Hope campus opened its doors and heart to the Houston community in 2018. Supporting homeless men, women, and their children, the Cornerstone Community provides a range of intensive program offerings that provide stability and personal development.

DBR was thrilled to have worked alongside Star of Hope and Kirksey Architecture in support of homelessness needs in Houston. Comprised of nine buildings, the 48-acre campus combines low-income housing, a multipurpose campus community center, a 300-seat chapel, a family counseling center, a collection and retail center, and the House of Hope.

CENTER
190,000 SF COMMUNITY
HOUSTON, TEXAS

+ RIGHT SIZED SOLUTIONS

Whether the project is a new construction or the renovation of an existing facility, our professionals have the experience necessary to design and engineer the right systems for your next project.

AZTEC THEATER Overland Partners | San Antonio, Texas HOPE OUTDOOR GALLERY Chioco Design | Austin, Texas SCHERTZ PUBLIC LIBRARY Muñoz and Company | Schertz, Texas
MEDINA COMMUNITY LIBRARY MEETING HALL Lake/Flato Architects | San Antonio, Texas FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Gensler | Houston, Texas HOPE CLINIC – ASIAN AMERICAN HEALTH CENTER PhiloWilke Partnership | Houston, Texas
Patrick Heath Public Library | Boerne, Texas | LPA Design Studios

SEA STAR BASE GALVESTON

RESOURCE PLANNING ARCHITECTS

DBR worked with Resource Planning Architects to provide mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering services for this new five-story, 57,000 sf base in Galveston, Texas. DBR completed two phases; the marina site multipurpose pavilion, and the dormitory with meeting areas and a kitchen on the fifth level. This facility serves as a meeting space for the Boy Scouts of America and the Sea Scout Academy program, which focuses on nautical education and aquatic activities. The space includes a pool, foot paths, gardens, and a 50-slip marina. This project achieved LEED Platinum certification in 2018.

COMMUNITY CENTER
57,000 SF GALVESTON, TEXAS

MISSOURI CITY LIBRARY

MERRIMAN HOLT POWELL ARCHITECTS

DBR worked with Merriman Holt Powell Architects on the renovation of Missouri City Library, located in Fort Bend County, next to the Missouri City Civic Center and City Hall. A three-story, 11,009 sf addition was included to provide more space for community meeting rooms, study rooms, a puppet theater, and a computer lab for technology classes and general public use. The library also includes a special-event space on the top floor for public use and library events. With a new total of 29,467 sf, the Missouri City Branch Library is now the fifth largest library in the Fort Bend County library system, which includes 11 libraries and management of the Fort Bend County Law Library.

29,467 SF MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS
LIBRARY
Houston Zoo Elephant Barn | Houston, Texas | House + Partners Architecture & Planning
Sylvan Beach Pavilion | La Porte, Texas | Kirksey Architecture | Photos by Patrick Feller

MEMORIAL CHURCH OF CHRIST

MERRIMAN HOLT POWELL ARCHITECTS

DBR worked with Merriman Holt Powell Architects on the 37,170 sf addition of Memorial Church of Christ in Houston, Texas. The new section provides a fellowship gathering space, a chapel, and classrooms for both children and adults. The light-filled 300-seat chapel overlooks the oak-lined lawn along Echo Lane. The fellowship gathering space serves as a hub with a narthex connecting the front of the campus to the main parking lot. The children’s bible study rooms and indoor play area are bright and modern. The adult classrooms are flexible, warm, and are fully integrated with the latest technology. DBR also designed a new electrical service and chiller plant for the entire campus.

RELIGIOUS/WORSHIP
37,170 SF HOUSTON, TEXAS
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